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Video: Hell + Back

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Contributing Editor Kira
Salak reports from the
Amazon on ayahuasca,
a shamanistic brew said
to cure everything from
depression to cancer.
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Climbing Icebergs

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Watch Will Gadd climb a
crumbling iceberg off
Labrador's coast.
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Video: Iceland Travel

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Take and adventure travel
tour behind the scenes of
an Iceland gear shoot.

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Adventurer of the Year: The New Magellans
Colin Angus and Julie Wafaei, our new Adventurers of the Year, the first people to travel around the world on human power to promote no-emission forms of travel, share video highlights from their expedition.
Video courtesy of Colin Angus and Julie Wafaei, Angus Adventures

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In the December 2006/January 2007 issue, National Geographic Adventure honors the most outstanding accomplishments for 2006 in exploration, conservation, and humanitarian work. 

The magazine has named Canadians Colin Angus and Julie Wafaei as the 2006 Adventurers of the Year for their extraordinary two-year, human-powered circumnavigation of the planet. The pair undertook this adventure to encourage people to use no-emission forms of transportation, such as cycling, walking, rowing, and skiing. (Read the article >>)

This video shows highlights from one of the most dynamic, challenging portions of their trip—rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from Lisbon, Portugal, to Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, in a 24-foot (7-meter) row boat. Their voyage included a near-collision with a freighter, multiple hurricanes, and an incredible array of marine life. (See a map of their route >>)

The couple is presently working on a documentary about their entire journey. Angus's book about their expedition, Beyond the Horizon, will be available in March 2007. For more information, please go to

The magazine also recognized the exceptional accomplishments of ten other Adventure heroes: Anousheh Ansari, Bruce Beehler, Jesse Coombs, Olav Heyerdahl, Eh Kalu Shwe Oo, Dan Mazur, Stephanie Sinclair, Jamilah Star, Greg Stone, and Ben Stookesberry. More >>

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